disappearing act

he sings a welsh folk song
over the chalice garden

I stare into deep pale sky
watch birds funnel upwards

each higher
on some invisible
spiral stairway
until the final one
alone
aloft
heavenbound
slips through cloud cover

 

Mark Mayes has had poems and stories published in various magazines and anthologies.
His novel, The Gift Maker, was published in 2017. Mark also likes to write songs.